Chance for young people to play ‘key’ role in next year’s DissFest’

Preparations are underway for next year's Diss | Fest ANL-150921-105515001

Preparations are underway for next year's Diss | Fest ANL-150921-105515001

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A Diss-based social enterprise is encouraging young people to play a ‘key’ role in organising next year’s DissFest’.

Unit Twenty Three, of Vince’s Road, hosted the arts festival in March, and are organising another such event from July 29 to July 31, 2016.

They are currently recruiting for their DissFest’ Young Associates team, with members meeting fortnightly to start, to learn new skills in event management and delivery,

Participation is free, while it will give the chance for those involved to work towards an Arts Award.

It has been made possible though funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation, the Taylor Hammond Foundation, and Diss Town Council.

A spokesperson for Unit Twenty Three said: “This will involve practical training and a ‘just do it’ approach whereby the team will work to pull together their first event in March 2016.

“Members of the team may specialise in different areas from marketing, technical support, stewarding, artist liaison and others.

“After the event in March the team will continue meeting, develop further skills and help plan more events year round – including Dissfest’.”

For more information, and to learn about how to apply, visit www.dissfest.uk or email info@unittwentythree.co.uk.